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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, April 12, 2021

Tea Plantations Halfway from Yogyakarta to the Dieng Area, Indonesia

Pieter happily smiling while standing on a real tea plantation!
More in detail of these tea plants with the mountain view...
To the left you also see the Flamboyant tree bloom.
Pieter at tea plantation in December 1986 in the Kledung Pass area with Mount Sindoro, Java's 2nd highest volcano partly hidden in the clouds.
Here they are working on the tea plantation, hand picking the younger leaves. 
And more young Flamboyant trees blooming.
Don't you love this fertile land that is also called the 'Emerald Belt' as it is right on the Equator and so lush and green.

Have you ever been on any tea plantation?

Previous post:
{Dieng Plateau Indonesia - Where We Worked} | view the other 2 volcanoes...

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful views with the volcano in the background. I wonder who first thought of putting these leaves in boiling water and then drinking it. What a strange thing to do?

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, those views are breathtaking.
      That must have been quite some time ago that they 'invented' this.
      Who knows, they might have used all sorts of herbs for brewing something...?
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Beautiful images Mariette. I have seen the tea plantations in Indonesia, a magnificent sight they are.. makes one appreciate a good cup of tea even more when you see the journey from planting to your teacup 💜

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Sure, for Aussies it is but a jump to any of the islands of Indonesia; glad you have seen them.
      Oh yes, between that and the teacup lies quite a world...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. No, I've never been on a tea plantation!

    Most of the teas I drink are herbal infusions (fennel, rosehip, and the like). There are so many varieties of black tea; are they all grown in the same manner? (Lady Grey, Early Grey, English Breakfast and so on. Are they blends of leaves?)

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Sure there are numerous herbal infusions.
      All varieties of tea are grown in the same manner indeed but processed differently.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. that has been a wonderful experience. A huge amount of tea bushes.

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Yes, the entire area is filled in by tea shrubs and it is a wonderful experience indeed!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. So Lush And Green - What An Experience - And No, Never Been To A Tea Plantation - Would Bet There Is A Very Rich Smell To The Air - Was 1986 Really That Long Ago?? Be Well And Sending Positive Vibes

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      We were there last in May/June of 2001 and time is gone in the blink of an eye! There is no tea smell in the air... haha! That is being created by fermentation and further processing those leaves. But lush and green it is on the Belt of Emerald, right on the Equator and in the Ring of Fire with all those active volcanoes. But one gets used to that, humans can 'erupt' even more vicious at times...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, I have seen tea plants in Taiwan, but did not visit a regular plantation. I have tried many of the local teas--each mountain has its own flavor range and aficionados, with the high-altitude plants always being of the highest quality, and with special grades depending on the picking times and conditions of the smallest leaves.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      No doubt you have tea plants in your region. Yes, the high altitude does have an impact and you can find those fields in such regions. Guess quality tea leaves still need to be hand picked instead of mechanically harvested.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Hi
    I've never seen a tea plantation. In Portugal, it only exists on the Azores islands, but I never went there.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      No, all over Europe I've never come across any tea plantation but no doubt the Azores will be perfect for growing tea plants.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. I don't think I've ever seen a tea plantation until I viewed your photos here, Mariette. Beautiful and lush!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Yes, very lush indeed and wonderful to see how our tea is being cultivated.
      Hug,
      Mariette

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  9. Me encanta los hermosos colores de la última fotografía.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Obviamente para la última foto la luz ha sido simplemente perfecta! También el extravagante rojo se suma a él.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  10. I have been a huge fan of tea all my life .. the images of tea plantations are fascinating!!

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    1. Dearest Helen,
      When drinking tea, like I also do, it is indeed fascinating to see how it is being grown! Tedious work, and one has to admire those people involved.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. I have not seen one..but would love to. Looks so very green and lush.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Oh, the sight of such a tea plantation right on the Belt of Emeralds on the Equator does show green and very lush!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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